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Washington Football Team 2021 Regular Season Schedule

By Mark Solway | May 13th, 2021

Here are the 2021 NFL schedules for the Washington Football Team – Pre-Season and Regular Season. There will be an extra week off between the pre-season and regular season this year, as the NFL starts it’s enhanced 17-game schedule system.


Week 1: at New England Patriots – August 12, 2021 7:30pm ET
Week 2: vs Cincinnati Bengals -August 20, 2021 8:00pm ET
Week 3: vs Baltimore Ravens -August 27, 2021 4:00pm ET

Regular Season

Date Opponent Time
09-12-2021 vs Los Angeles Chargers 1:00pm ET
09-16-2021 vs New York Giants 8:20pm ET
09-26-2021 at Buffalo Bills 1:00pm ET
10-03-2021 at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm ET
10-10-2021 vs New Orleans Saints 1:00pm ET
10-17-2021 vs Kansas City Chiefs 1:00pm ET
10-24-2021 at Green Bay Packers 1:00pm ET
10-31-2021 at Denver Broncos 4:25pm ET
Bye Week
11-14-2021 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm ET
11-21-2021 at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm ET
11-29-2021 vs Seattle Seahawks 8:15pm ET
12-5-2021 at Las Vegas Raiders 4:05 pm ET
12-12-2021 vs Dallas Cowboys 1:00pm ET
TBD at Philadelphia Eagles TBD
12-26-2021 at Dallas Cowboys 8:20pm ET
1-2-2022 vs Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm ET
1-9-2022 at New York Giants 1:00pm ET

WFT Schedule Highlights

Three Prime Time games – versus the Giants, at the Seahawks and at the Cowboys.

Two Holiday games – on halloween in Denver, and in Dallas on Boxing Day.

Mystery game – Washington will play in Philadelphia in Week 15, but neither the date or the time was announced.

Strength Of Schedule

Due to winning the NFC East last season (despite finishing 7-9), Washington has to face off against other division winners in 2021 as part of the scheduling formula. So WFT will face the NFC West champion Seahawks (12-4), the NFC South champion Saints (12-4), and the NFC North champion Packers (13-3).

Washington also drew the NFC South this year, so on top of playing the Saints, they also have to face the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5).

If that wasn’t enough, the NFL’s enhanced 17-game schedule starts this year, and WFT’s extra game is against yet another 2020 division winner, as they will face the Buffalo Bills (AFC East 13-3).

Those five stiff opponents posted a combined record of 61-19 last season.


Fortunately, Washington’s other opponents in 2021 didn’t fare nearly as well in 2020. That levelled things out at about 136-134-2 in 2020 for this year’s competition. That opponent’s winning percentage of .504, put WFT about middle of the pack for strength of schedule at 15th.

Washington’s will also play their last FIVE games against NFC East rivals.

Washington’s Offseason

2021 WFT Draft Picks

2021 NFL Draft picks

Free Agent Signings

Free Agent Subtractions


Other Important NFL Schedule Dates in 2021-22

September 9, 2021 | NFL Kickoff Weekend

August 5-9, 2021 | Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, Ohio

February 6, 2022 | 2022 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas
February 13, 2022 | Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles